Countdown to Kickoff: #95 Keivonnis Davis

Continuing our countdown to the season with the player jersey numbers and Tuesday marks the 95th day before the Gators kickoff the season. There is no number 95 on the current roster, but there are plenty of new freshmen defensive linemen to slide in this spot. So our #95 will for the time being be represented by true freshman Keivonnis Davis.

In Keivonnis Davis we probably have another forgotten member of the 2015 class. A speed pass rusher for Roland Smith at Miami Central High School, Davis has plans to make sure people know who he is. Unlike Luke Ancrum who we profiled yesterday, Davis has a better chance to play right away at Florida.

Davis will line up at the RUSH position at Florida, the hybrid defensive end / linebacker who was named to the 2014 Class 6A All-State Second Team had 52 tackles with 20 sacks as a senior and also led his team to three-straight Class 6A state titles in 2012, 2013 and 2014.

The 20 sacks are eye popping especially when you consider the other talent on his team and the level of competition they play at Central. At 6-foot-3 and 220 pounds he is big enough to play now, but has room to grow as well.

Scout national analyst Jamie Newberg liked what he saw in Davis as a player.

“I believe Davis is one of the sleepers of this class and a kid that could develop into a pretty productive player at the next level,” Newberg said. “He comes from a first class program and is a winner. He's an athletic kid on the edge with upside. Davis gets off the ball well and up field quickly.”

Davis will show up with most of the rest of his 2015 class on June 23rd and should be a fun one to follow.


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